Memories of Bungay

Broad Street

That's more like the mid to late 1960's. But not our cars, we had an old black car then, a Minx.

A memory of Bungay by David Woodcock


I have written on this page before, about my grandmother. This is news I did not know - I found it on the ancestry - if any one can help further fab I wrote my grandmother was Emily Woolonough nee George married to Allen Woolonough But she married an Ernest G Woolonough first who died in the war and they lived in Gas House Lane ...Read full memory

A memory of Bungay by Linda Belham

Horse & Groom Public House, Broad Street, Bungay

Re: the Horse & Groom Public House now the Green Dragon Public House (rebuilt in 1920) in Broad Street Bungay. My wife's great grandfather, Thomas Gris (1855-1910), was the licensee of the Horse & Groom PH in Broad Streetg Bungay and is listed there in the Post Office Directory of 1900 and the ...Read full memory

A memory of Bungay

Cross Street In The 1960s

I was born in 1960 in Cross Street, Bungay above my grandmother's shop, a ladies dress shop called Dorothy Laws. We used to visit regularly through the 1960s.My mother, Una Jane, married Gerald Read who I believe worked for a grocers shop that was alongside the Buttercross. I remember the Mynah bird in Warnes shop ...Read full memory

Looking For Old Photos

My husband's family on his mother's side were the Laws. James and Susannah ran a public house in Cross Street, which closed in about 1904, called The Jolly Butchers. If anyone with maps or photos cares to contact me.

A memory of Bungay by Dawn Harding

School Days

I remember waiting for the bus here to take us back to Beccles after a day at school, St Mary's School to be exact! A lovely market town, what memories! Did anyone else attend St Mary's School around this time, or knew of anyone that did?

A memory of Bungay by Jenny Leighton

Bungay In The 60s

My father Ronnie Buck owned The Swan pub, then the wet fish shop near the market place in Bungay. The pet shop owned by Warnes was next door, to the left, and drapers the clothes shop to the right. Ivan Porter's fruit shop was opposite my fathers fish shop and Mrs Roe had a jewelrey shop next to the fruit shop. Also, I ...Read full memory

A memory of Bungay by Tracy Finnley

My Nan Emily Woolonough

My nan was Emily Woolonough and was born somewhere near Bungay, my grandfather was Allen, they had a daughter called Irene Woolonough. Molly Knights and my mum Bernice Elsie Knights Woolonough and I think three other sisters too. Please help, I would love information from anyone who knew my nan, her life, photos, ...Read full memory

A memory of Bungay by Linda Belham

Bungay And Woodton

Early years - Nurse Britton was a friend as she was to most I believe. I was too young to be exact with memories but my gran lived opposite Whitemans shop which got hit by a bomb in the Second World War. I remember the garage which sold Ford cars as the man said he would keep the car on display(Ford Prefect?) for me until I ...Read full memory

A memory of Bungay by Gerald Wase

Broad Street

This must be a bit earlier than 1960. I moved as a 7 year old to the black and white house in 1962. It is 18 Broad Street and was a wine merchants Hunter and Olivers. My father was the manager for around 25 years. Before him it was Peter Sayers who then opened a clothes shop in Earsham street and is still alive. Earlier it was ...Read full memory

A memory of Bungay by David Woodcock

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